Keto Asian cabbage stir-fry

Keto Asian cabbage stir-fry

This keto stir fry has a telling nickname: crack slaw. Yes, it really is that good! Easy to make. Amazingly tasty. No wonder people find it addicting!

Keto Asian cabbage stir-fry

This keto stir fry has a telling nickname: crack slaw. Yes, it really is that good! Easy to make. Amazingly tasty. No wonder people find it addicting!
4 servingservings


  • 25 oz. 750 g green cabbage
  • 5 oz. 150 g butter
  • 20 oz. 600 g ground beef
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 2 garlic clovegarlic cloves
  • 3 3 scallion, in slicesscallions, in slices
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp fresh ginger, finely chopped or grated
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp sesame oil
Wasabi mayonnaise
  • 1 cup 225 ml mayonnaise
  • ½ - 1 tbsp ½ - 1 tbsp wasabi paste


  1. Shred the cabbage finely using a sharp knife or a food processor.
  2. Fry the cabbage in 2–3 ounces (60–90 g) butter in a large frying or wok pan on medium-high heat, but don't let the cabbage turn brown. It takes a while for the cabbage to soften.
  3. Add spices and vinegar. Stir and fry for a couple of minutes more. Put the cabbage in a bowl.
  4. Melt the rest of the butter in the same frying pan. Add garlic, chili flakes and ginger and sauté for a few minutes.
  5. Add ground meat and brown until the meat is thoroughly cooked and most of the juices have evaporated. Lower the heat a little.
  6. Add scallions and cabbage to the meat. Stir until everything is hot. Add salt and pepper to taste, and top with the sesame oil before serving.
  7. Mix together the wasabi mayonnaise by starting with a small amount of wasabi and adding more until the flavor is just right. Serve the stir-fry warm with a dollop of wasabi mayonnaise on top.


Want variety? Replace the beef with ground chicken, pork or lamb.

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  1. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Kate!

    Just above the ingredient list, choose 1 serving in drop down menu.

    Red help. Am a single senior (71) diabetic, on a limited income, very limited! I would have a lot of leftovers and the nutrient quality would be diminished. Are there any recipes for ONE?

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  3. Stacey Hoskins-Folk
    You are correct. No need to count calories just carbs. I have been back on Keto for 5 weeks and have lost 20 lbs already. Tried Keto in July 2016 till January 2017 lost 53 lbs then slacked off for another year but only gained 25 back. If you follow the guidelines you will succeed
  4. Diana
    The nutrition info includes the Wasabi mayonnaise?
  5. Jorge
    I majorly messed up this recipe and not entirely sure why. I think I was cooking with too much butter. For some reason, the recommended amount of butter to use in Step 2 (2–3 ounces (60–90 g)) never changes based on how many services you're trying to cook for. I would appreciate it if this was corrected so that I could try this recipe again. Thanks!
  6. Julie
    we ate it but didn’t love it. I shoulda made it with chicken.
  7. Yvette
    This was crap.
  8. jeanne reihmann
    I’m cooking up the Asian cabbage slaw now. Using large head of cabbage and wondering if that’s more than 25 ounces so I should double spices and vinegar? Thoughts please.
  9. Kim
    in love now with the wasabi Mayo!!!
  10. Kim
    you've made recommendations that completely go against how to eat keto - are you sure you're doing following the keto diet?
  11. Cameo
    Delicious and an excellent dish to take to work. Thank you.
  12. Jenny
    This was amazing! I made it last night as our first keto meal. We were super impressed but the taste and how full we were afterwards. This is definitely staying in our rotation of meals! My husband asked me to please make it again soon!!
  13. jane
    Wasn't feeling like an Asian dish so I made this using pork sausage with fennel. Added all the other spices to the meat as it cooked. (Left out the ginger and sesame oil.) It was pretty oil-laden with all that butter so left out the mayo dollop (which I would have changed to garlic mayo for this version). It was tasty. Next time would add more cabbage. I wouldn't hesitate to freeze it.
    Replies: #117, #127
  14. stacey
    This was so good! I will definitely make it again. yum!!
  15. Una

    You can alter all the recipes on here by the drop down menu where it says 4 servings. You can alter down to 1 or 2, or 5 upwards. I am on my own and I tend to do what the plan says - eat it for tea and then lunch the next day so cook for two. Don't want to cook for four. Tgen you are only cooking once or twice a day and not three!

  16. Una
    Try a completely different recipe. No point making it if you don't like some of the ingredients. There are plenty of other recipes to choose from.

    Also no good counting calories on this diet. Do Rosemary Conley if people want to count calories. You loose weight by using your fat tank from ketosis. My brother is a doctor and he says this is the best plus it is sustainable. Cut out bread, pasta, rice and spuds, and eat veg that to grow above ground not under. Easy!

  17. Una
    Why would you want to freeze it? So easy to make fresh as it comes with the ability of the site to do that. I wouldn't add more cabbage as that is more carbs. I made it tonight for two
    - tonight and lunch tomorrow, as per the two-week trial I am on.
  18. Una
    Not when I made it tonight! Second portion for lunch tomorrow!
  19. Lucca
    Made this with hot Italian sausage that was carb free. Skipped the chili powder and butter and added a few mushrooms. It was amazing!
  20. Lucca
    I used red wine vinegar, made no difference.
  21. Lucca
    Found it didn't really need the mayo. Of course I used hot Italian sausage, so it was spicy and very delicious.
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  23. Doris Behar
    I keep kosher and cannot mix dairy and meat together. What should I substitute all the butter with when the meal contains meat?
  24. Mary
    Very disappointed
  25. Ilana
    This was amazing! One of the most uniquely tasting dishes I’ve ever made! I made it with steak strips but will try ground beef next time. I also didn’t put as much mayo as the recipe called for to limit carbs/canola oil.
  26. JoAnn
    I am a little confused. Do you want two servings, one for lunch and one for dinner if you are single or just one split.
  27. Sonya
    I can't get wasabi paste at my local supermarket, so would garlic mayo be ok?
  28. Heather
    I was worried after reading some of the negative reviews...but OMG this is SOOOOOOO delicious!!!!!!!
  29. Sam
    Is the fat grams correct?? 93g?? I'm assuming that is with the wasabi mayo, which I didn't use, but my macros state I should stay at 93g total for the day! I'm so confused... Help!!
  30. Lynn
    Made this today and it is delicious.
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